Academic Research on Player Motivations

#1 Posted by BBostan (7 posts) -

Hi Everyone;

I am an Assistant Professor at Information Systems Department of Yeditepe University/Turkey. I am conducting a research on "Player Motivations" and "Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim" players are included in my survey target group. I designed a questionnaire on Player Motivations which can be found at :

Can you please help me collect data for my research?

PS: is my personal website and you can find more information about me and my previous publications in the website.

Yours Respectfully

Dr. Barbaros Bostan

Yeditepe University, Information Systems and Technologies Department

#2 Posted by Lenny (83 posts) -

No problem, done. As a psychologist I find your research very interesting, I'd like to read your findings when you are finished.

#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8609 posts) -

I'll fill it in for ya.

#4 Posted by dietmango (1667 posts) -

Done, filled out the survey. I'm interested in seeing how your research pans out.

#5 Posted by Rattle618 (1456 posts) -


#6 Posted by Melvargh (524 posts) -

Very cool, I'll do it for sure.

#7 Posted by phantomsnake (32 posts) -

Done. Interesting survey. It certainly explores a wide variety of motivations.

#8 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

20) To nourish, aid or protect a helpless person. To express sympathy. To have a child.

This option really threw me off. Of course helping people and sympathy are important but I don't want children. I don't see how those are very well related.

#9 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4284 posts) -


#10 Posted by Daneian (1252 posts) -

Done. Excited to see what come of this.

#11 Posted by Unchained (1090 posts) -

Done. Interesting questions.

#12 Posted by BaconGames (3609 posts) -

Finished the response and gave you a super long critique of the survey. Sorry about that, couldn't help myself. I felt the need to apply what I learned as a sociology student and quantitative researcher for this kind of stuff. Really love that you're doing this though and I'm curious what your analysis reveals or how its structured.

#13 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

Did it. Interested to see the results.

#14 Posted by BBostan (7 posts) -

Thanks everyone. There are criticisms about questionnaire items and grouping of actions but these are original items from Henry Murray's book: Explorations in Personality.

#15 Posted by BBostan (7 posts) -

@Tuffgong: I have read your super long critique line by line :) Thanks

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